Perfume de Sonsierra is a wine that has always been associated with the world of fashion. Since its creation, as its special packaging is the result of a collaboration between Sonsierra Wineries and the designer David Delfín. Now Perfume de Sonsierra is once again linked to fashion in a collaboration with two bloggers from Rioja: www.angycloset.com and www.conelmicroyentacones.com
We continue to learn about the different groves of San Vicente de la Sonsierra. The groves where the grapes all our wines are made with come from. Today, with Jacinto Fernández Martínez, partner and viticulturist of the winery, we want to show you one of the jewels of Sonsierra.
Autumn is here, the star season for us to enjoy a real spectacle of colours. Throughout October, the Sonsierra landscape gradually changes colour, dressing itself in different hues: ochres, reds, yellows, browns ... Trees, shrubs ... and of course the vineyard abandons its uniform green to transform this landscape into a true feast for the senses. And if we focus on the vineyard, what colour do the vines turn in autumn?.
Last Friday, 29 September, the harvest was completed at the Bodegas Sonsierra winery. A harvest which has been somewhat more complicated than in previous years due to the weather conditions during the year. But we can say that we are very satisfied because the grapes collected are of excellent quality. The grapes are very healthy, light, balanced and have an excellent polyphenol content, which means they are perfect for making wines which are very suitable for barrel-ageing. So in the winery we are looking forward to seeing the first results of the wines made from this promising 2017 harvest.
We are right in the middle of the harvest season and the work is intensifying notably in the field... but also in the winery. Here at Bodegas Sonsierra we want to introduce the person in our team who is a key figure during this harvest season: Mariano Sanz Blanco, who is in charge of working with the vats in the winery.
At the moment we're harvesting our plots of Tempranillo Blanco, so we'd like to take this chance to share this video filmed a few weeks ago at the restaurant Casa Toni. That's where we went for the perfect pairing, the restaurant's star dish: marinated sardines stuffed with herring roe with anchovy ice cream and our Sonsierra Tempranillo Blanco 2016.
"If you wish to see the owner cry, go to the vine during the veraison”
This popular saying from La Rioja perfectly describes the magical moment which is experienced during these weeks at our vineyards at San Vicente de la Sonsierra.
The veraison is the ripening stage of the grape. The polyphenols are in charge of providing the particular colouration depending on the grape variety. If the grape is red, during the veraison it will start to become stained with bluish and purple tones. If the grape is white, little by little it will take on a yellowish colour. To see a vine during the veraison is truly a sensorial spectacle.